Director of Special Services: A Two-Part Series Everything your graduate program didn’t teach you – but you need to know!

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Jessika Kleen, Esq. and Michael Reinknecht, Director of Special Services

12/13/2018 - 12/14/2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Hasbrouck Heights



Directors of Special Services oversee broad categories of service delivery for students
of all ability levels, responsibilities that regularly intersect with various laws including
the IDEA, Section 504, and New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. Directors
are often required to make decisions, implement programs, write federal grants, and
develop intricate budgets involving areas of practice with which they have little or no

Join us for an informative two-day workshop that will prepare directors to face the
challenges they encounter each day. Presenters include Jessika Kleen, ESQ., Partner
at Machado Law Group and Michael Reinknecht, M.Ed., Current Director of Special
Services. Workshop will include:

Self-Critical Special Services Analysis / Departmental Audits
Staff Management
Working with building administrators, your Superintendent, and BA
Building your Budget
Certifications: The answers to Who, What, and Where?
Non-Negotiables – Legally and Practically

IEP, 504, HIB and I&RS Compliance – What you Must know
Record requests and Record retention
Building new programs – from scratch to implementation
Out of district and Naples placements
Surviving Due Process